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Tri-Center Collaboration

The three earthquake centers, MCEER, Mid-America Earthquake Center (MAE) and the Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center (PEER), work together on collaborative projects in research, education and outreach. Main topic areas are:

Tri-Center Education Efforts

Tri-Center REU Program

Tri-Center Student Leadership Council

Tri-Center Student Field Missions

Tri-Center Student Seminars

Tri-Center Teaching Modules and Tools

Social Science, Economics, Public Policy and Urban Planning

Guidance for Earthquake Loss-Reduction Advocates

Collaborative Publications and Jointly Funded Projects (refer to Year 8 Annual Report for details)

Natural Hazards Review, May 2004 issue special section entitled "Deciding What's Safe"

Modeling Spatial Economic Impacts of Natural Disasters by Stephanie Chang and Yasuhide Okuyama

Geographically Distributed Lifeline Systems, Nonstructural Components and Loss Modeling


Transportation Systems: REDARS and MAEviz (refer to Year 8 Annual Report for details)

Electric Power Systems (refer to Year 8 Annual Report for details)


Tri-Center Workshop on Transportation Networks, October 13-14, 2005, Las Vegas, Nevada (see Georgia Tech's web page --new window, or the MCEER Bulletin Article)

ATC-58 Workshop on Loading Protocols for Nonstructural Components, San Francisco, CA, November 4, 2004

Tri-Center Meeting on Geographically Distributed Systems, Las Vegas, NV, December 11-12, 2003

Transportation Seismic Risk Assessment Workshop, San Pedro, CA, June 23-25, 2003

International Collaborations

Asian Pacific Network of Centers in Earthquake Research (ANCER)

European Commission's Joint Research Research Centre, Ispra, Italy

Annual Report

Each Center must submit an annual report of activities to the National Science Foundation, and one volume of this report is dedicated to collaboration between the three Centers. The most recent report on Tri-Center Collaboration, which summarizes current activities and progress can be downloaded in PDF format.

nsf logoThis Program is sponsored by the three National Science Foundation Earthquake Engineering Research Centers:
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Mid-America Earthquake Center (MAE)
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Pacific Earthquake Center (PEER)